1 Corinthians 8


Sensitivity to Conscience

And concerning the things sacrificed to idols -- we know that [2all 3knowledge 1we have]. The knowledge inflates, but the love builds. But if anyone thinks to know anything, nothing yet he knows as necessary to know. But if anyone loves God, this one is known by him. Concerning the food then of the ones sacrificing to idols -- we know that [2is nothing 1an idol] in the world, and that there is no other God except one. For even if indeed there are ones being called gods, whether in heaven, whether upon the earth (as there are many gods, and many lords), but to us there is one God the father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and we by him. But [3is not 4in 5all 1the 2knowledge]; but some with conscience of the idol until just now [2as of a thing 3sacrificed to idols 1eat], and their conscience being weak is tainted. But a food [3us 1does not 2stand] before God; for neither if we eat do we abound, nor if we do not eat do we lack. But take heed, lest perhaps [3authority 2your 1this] [2an occasion for stumbling 1becomes] to the ones being weak! 10 For if any should behold you, the one having knowledge, [2in 3the temple of an idol 1reclining], shall not his conscience being weak be built up for [2the things 3sacrificed to idols 1eating]? 11 And [3shall perish 2being weak 1the brother] over your knowledge, for whom Christ died. 12 And thus sinning against the brethren, and striking their conscience which is weakened, [2against 3Christ 1you sin]. 13 Therefore if a food causes [2to stumble 1my brother], in no way shall I eat meats into the eon, that [2not 4my brother 1I should 3cause] to stumble.
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